Healing is a complex process. Millions of people each year suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. For many, these wounds can affect their quality of life, from embarrassment, discomfort, infection, to more serious complications.
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Wise Regional treats many different kinds of wounds including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, ulcers caused by circulation problems, traumatic wounds, non-healing surgical wounds and mild to moderate burns. Left untreated, these wounds can lead to complications such as infection, hospitalization, deformities, decrease in function, amputation, and even sepsis or death.
It can be very frustrating and time consuming for patients with chronic wounds. Our center is designed to complement the care of a patient’s primary physician. We use the most advanced technology and latest treatment techniques to provide the best care for treating and healing wounds.
First, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound they have and the underlying problems causing the wound. Then, an individualized treatment plan is created for each patient based on their needs. Treatment can include MIST Ultrasound, Vacuum Assisted Closure, wound debridement, anodyne infrared energy, lower extremity compression therapy, and electrical stimulation. Patients and caregivers are educated on how to care for wounds at home as well as lifestyle modifications that will aid in the healing process.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
We also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment. This is a very effective measure in treating certain types of wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. It delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds, stimulating growth of new blood vessels and improving circulation.
If you have a non-healing wound, check with your doctor to see if you may be a candidate for a specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine center.
Some of the conditions treated at the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Mild to moderate burns
- Skin grafts
- Decompression sickness
- Cyanide poisoning
- Brown recluse spider bites
- Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation